The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Frank R. Wilson
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Arm We Brought Down From the Trees.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what was the pre-human arm metaphorically compared?
(a) A block and tackle.
(b) A fulcrum.
(c) A construction crane and its operator.
(d) A whooping crane and its beak.

2. What does the hand "think" about as it helps you get ready for the day?
(a) How to movie each tendon and ligament for each task.
(b) How to move each muscle fgr each task.
(c) How to grasp something without dropping it.
(d) Nothing.

3. Who says that the hand and brain both speak to each other?
(a) Robertson Davies.
(b) Frank Wilson.
(c) Merlin Donald.
(d) Henry Plotkin.

4. Where in Europe does Wilson take his interest in the performance problems of musicians?
(a) Germany.
(b) Italy.
(c) Spain.
(d) France.

5. Until recently, how have anthropologists perceived ape and human hands?
(a) As functionally equivalent.
(b) As functionally very different.
(c) As structurally radically different.
(d) As structurally equivalent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say comes to life even before you rise out of bed in the morning?

2. What type of control does a human or ape exert over its arm to execute a move?

3. What is one very important problem-solving strategy?

4. What does the coordination of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones do?

5. What did the brain do when the forelimbs were no longer used to walk?

(see the answer key)

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